Maritime Delimitation in the Indian Ocean (Somalia v. Kenya) The Court has decided to postpone to 8 June 2020 the public hearings due to open on 4 November 2019
THE HAGUE, 18 October 2019. The International Court of Justice (ICJ), the principal judicial organ of the United Nations, has decided to postpone to the week beginning 8 June 2020 the oral proceedings in the case concerning Maritime Delimitation in the Indian Ocean (Somalia v. Kenya), which had been due to take place between Monday 4 and Friday 8 November 2019.
The Court took this decision having duly considered the views and arguments of the Parties to the case regarding a request of Kenya to postpone the hearings.
A new press release will be issued later regarding the admission and accreditation procedures for members of the public and media representatives. Accreditation requests received for the November 2019 hearings will be disregarded and journalists will need to reapply.
History of the proceedings
The history of the proceedings can be found in paragraphs 127-139 of the Court’s Annual Report for 2018-2019 and in press releases Nos. 2019/36 and 2019/37, which are available on the Court’s website.
Note: The Court’s press releases are prepared by its Registry for information purposes only and do not constitute official documents.